In hindsight, we know that Arthur is a talented artist. But in 1964, he was a young man fresh out of school.
Still upset I missed this at the DeYoung. It was nice to be reminded of these when they surfaced again on Lens Blog. When I first saw the information on the show, it felt like a local-interest show. Reading it in the Times, the extra framing of it as sorta-juvenalia of a young artist finding his voice makes it a more interesting presentation to me.
It’s also of course interesting to see it framed as capturing weird San Francisco before it goes extinct but that’s a post for another blog.